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Detroit Tigers: 5 Things They Must Improve ASAP to Close Out Series Against A's

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Detroit Tigers: 5 Things They Must Improve ASAP to Close Out Series Against A's
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The Detroit Tigers swept the Oakland Athletics in the first two games of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park, and are now just one victory away from advancing to their second-consecutive AL Championship.

But the Tigers were far from perfect in two games against the A's and were in jeopardy of traveling to Oakland with a 1-1 tie, with three possible road games remaining in the series.

The Tigers managed to come away from the first two games of the 2012 playoffs unscathed, but if Detroit wants to continue its success and defeat Oakland, there are several things the Tigers need to improve on.

Both teams have an off day on Monday as the series shifts to Oakland for Game 3 on Tuesday, and if necessary, Game 4 on Wednesday and Game 5 on Thursday.

But the Tigers don't want to let the Athletics, who had to fight all season to make the postseason, hang around.

Here are the five things the Tigers must improve upon to close out the series against the A's:

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